Despite the fact that a law was enacted in 2013 to curtail “drive-by” Americans with Disabilities Act access lawsuits, crafty plaintiff’s attorneys have revived the practice.
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will ask for a benchmark rate increases of 0.1% for policies incepting on or after Jan. 1, 2018. In light of the insurance commissioner approving a 7.8% decrease for July 1 of this year, the benchmark rate for 2018 policies will be nearly 8% less than it was at the start of 2017.
One sure-fire way for a business to get sued is if a visitor – a customer, vendor or anyone else – injures themselves while on your premises.
If one of your employees or a customer had a serious medical emergency while at work, would your staff know how to respond?
No doubt you’ve heard of the “drive-by” Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits that are filed by plaintiffs who see ADA violations at businesses (like entrances that are inaccessible by wheelchair) just by driving by the location.
If you remember, the Department of Labor last December was slated to implement a new white-collar overtime rule, but after business groups appealed, a federal judge in Texas issued an order temporarily blocking it days before it was due to take effect.
Senate Republicans released draft legislation on June 23 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that does much of the same that similar legislation from the House would do.
The Trump administration has withdrawn guidance issued by the Department of Labor under President Obama that had tightened restrictions on joint employment and independent contractors.
One of the hidden cost drivers in workers’ comp is fraud and while many employers feel that fraud by “injured workers” is the biggest problem, there are also vendors in the system that do their part to skim money from employers and insurers.
As temperatures soar this summer, it’s not only outdoor workers that toil under the sun who are at risk of heat illness.